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Mycobiology. 2017 Dec;45(4):344-352. doi: 10.5941/MYCO.2017.45.4.344. Epub 2017 Dec 31.

Phylogenetic Status of Two Undescribed Zygomycete Species from Korea: Actinomucor elegans and Mucor minutus.

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Division of Food Technology, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea.
School of Applied Biosciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea.
Division of Bioresource Sciences, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 24341, Korea.
JMRC at Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology e.V. HKI and Friedrich Schiller University Jena, 07745 Jena, Germany.


During a survey of fungal diversity of the order Mucorales, three zygomycete isolates, CNUFC-YR113-1, CNUFC-KNU16-7, and CNUFC-BS1-1 were isolated from freshwater and soil samples in Korea. The strains were analyzed both morphologically and phylogenetically based on internal transcribed spacer and 28S rDNA gene sequences. Based on their morphology and phylogeny, the CNUFC-YR113-1 and CNUFC-KNU16-7 isolates were identified as Actinomucor elegans, and CNUFC-BS1-1 was identified as Mucor minutus. To the best of our knowledge, the species A. elegans and M. minutus, belonging to an undiscovered taxon, have not been previously described in Korea.


Actinomucor elegans; Mucor minutus; Undiscovered taxa; Zygomycete fungi

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